Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Cantata in einer Taffel-Musik (Zum Anstritt [sic] des 1727 Jahres beÿ [sic] der Königl. Taffel Abgesungen)

HRV 601

[1.] Sinfonia [instrumental]
[2. Aria] Süsse Zeiten eilet nicht (sopran)
[3. Recitative] Wie wiltu von uns fliehen (bass, soprano)
[4. Aria] Dein Auge gleicht den Sonnenlichte (bass)
[5. Recitative] Grossmächtigste und holde Königin (soprano, bass)
[6. Aria] Herz und brust [sic] fühlt nur Lust (soprano)
[7. Recitative] Wir schmecken ja beÿ [sic] diesen Zeiten (soprano)
[8. Aria] Ihr Seegensvolle Zeiten (bass)
[9. Recitative] Doch nein es kan [sic] nicht seÿn (bass)
[10. Duet] Bleib zurücke - falsches Glücke (soprano, bass)
[11. Recitative] Gib unsern Friederich und Ulrica Eleonoren (soprano)
[12. Duet] Güldene Zeiten (soprano, bass)

  • Year of composition: 1727 (according both to Holm and an inscription on the score, which presents semiquavers with double and also separate flags, as well as both Kurrent and Latin writing)
  • Work category: Voices and orchestra
  • Text author: Johan Köppen
  • Duration: Approx. 20-25 min

Instrumentation

[0-2].[0-2].0.[0-2] / 0.0.0.0 / cont / str
(although the score lacks indications for the intended instruments, the second movement states "senza flauto" and the Sinfonia/Ouverture in D major [BeRI 34] includes oboe and bassoon; see further below)

Solo voices/choir

solo voices: soprano, bass

Location for score and part material

A handwritten copy of movement no. 12 can be found in the archive of the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (KQB/Sv.-R Lindbergs sångbok [R Lindberg's songbook])

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:4 (separately, movement no. 12 can also be found in Ro:97[28])

Literature

Holm, Anna Lena: "Tematisk förteckning över J.H. Romans vokalverk". Musikaliska akademiens bibliotek (1994)

Description of work

[1.] Sinfonia [instrumental]. Largo - presto - adagio D major 4/4 (C)
[2. Aria] (no tempo marking -) adagio A major (9/8) 3/4
[3. Recitative] (no tempo marking) (no key signature) 4/4 (C)
[4. Aria] (no tempo marking) D major - B minor alla breve - 3/4
[5. Recitative] (no tempo marking) (no key signature) - F major 4/4 (C)
[6. Aria] (no tempo marking) - adagio B major 3/8
[7. Recitative] (no tempo marking) A minor 4/4 (C)
[8. Aria] Andante E minor 12/8
[9. Recitative] (no tempo marking) C major 4/4 (C)
[10. Duet] (no tempo marking) F major alla breve
[11. Recitative] (no tempo marking) (no key signature) 4/4 (C)
[12. Duet] (no tempo marking) D major 3/8


Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

According to Holm, the first movement, Sinfonia, also exists as an individual instrumental work [BeRI 34]; furthermore, she states that movement no. 8 is identical to movement no. 44 of the Golovin Music [BeRI 1:44] (however transposed to E minor), and that movement no. 10 is identical to movement no. 35 of the same work [BeRI 1:35]


Libretto/text

[2. Aria] Süsse Zeiten eilet nicht
Wartet angenehme Stunden (soprano)

[3. Recitative] Wie wiltu von uns fliehen
du altes Jahr du schöne Zeit (bass, soprano)

[4. Aria] Dein Auge gleicht den Sonnenlichte (bass)

[5. Recitative] Grossmächtigste und holde Königin
Wer dich nur sieht (soprano, bass)

[6. Aria] Herz und brust [sic] fühlt nur Lust (soprano)

[7. Recitative] Wir schmecken ja beÿ [sic] diesen Zeiten (soprano)

[8. Aria] Ihr Seegensvolle Zeiten
ihr sollet uns begleiten (bass)

[9. Recitative] Doch nein es kan [sic] nicht seÿn
das Schicksahl ist entgegen (bass)

[10. Duet] Bleib zurücke - falsches Glücke (soprano, bass)

[11. Recitative] Gib unsern Friederich und Ulrica Eleonoren (soprano)

[12. Duet] Güldene Zeiten
wir sehn euch von weiten (soprano, bass)